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Clara W. Hessling

Clara W. Hessling

Clara W. Hessling, age 88, of Quincy, died on Friday, March 13, 2020 in her home. Born January 10, 1932 in Quincy, Clara was the daughter of Clarence & Willetta (Pinkard) Smith. She married Robert George Hessling on April 7, 1951 in St. John the Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2016.

Clara was employed at Packaging Coorporation for 10 years before going to work in the kitchen at Sunset Home until she retired.

When Clara was three years old, the family moved to Libertyville, Illinois before returing to Quincy when Clara started high school. She was a 1949 graduate of Quincy Senior High.

Clara was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish where she enjoyed attending Bible Study and helping with funeral luncheons. Clara was a long-time volunteer with the Ladies of Charity, a member of the Sacred Heart League and served on the Council of Catholic Women for 25 years. In addition to her charity work, Clara liked camping at Mark Twain Lake and traveling, especially to her grandson's wedding in Germany. She regularly went to Blues in the Park and often attended many of the arts and music events that Quincy has to offer.

Survivors include her daughters, Joy Hessling, Debbi McColez (Michael) and Vickie Wiegmann (Ralph "Butch") all of Quincy; six grandchildren, Tony McColez, Tim McColez, Thomas McColez (Sarah), Angela Shelton (Greg), Michelle Lish (Evan) and Skylar Wiegmann (Jessica) and eleven great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and one cousin, Katie Altgilbers also survive.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert and her brother, Clifford Smith.

A Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Ladies of Charity Food Pantry or the Quincy Medical Group Cancer Center. Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Bing and Rita Lammers
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry Vickie and Joy! It is so hard to lose your Mother. May she rest in peace 😌
From:
Martina Johnston
Comments:
I m so very sorry to hear about grandma Clara. She was such a lovely and caring person. I have wonderful memories of the time I spent with her. She will always have a special place in my heart. I wish I could have seen her again. My deepest condolencens to the family.
From:
Carla Melendy
New Ulm, MN
Comments:
Joy, Vickie, and Debbi, your mother is with her beloved husband and all her loved ones who preceded her. She was a kind and loving cousin I came to know through my mother, Cleo. They are in the loving arms of Jesus, and one day we will be with them again. My deepest sympathy.
From:
Martina Johnston
Comments:
So very sorry about these news. Grandma Clara was such a lovely and caring lady. I have such wonderful memories with here of my time in Quincy. She will always have a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to the family.
From:
Linda
Modesto, CA
Comments:
Clara will be greatly missed - fortunate to have 3 loving daughters by her side.
From:
Ron & Mary Felker
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
Sorry to hear this. God bless your family with peace and comfort.
From:
Mark and Jean Emerick
Schaumburg, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss, Joy. She was a special lady. She was lucky to have a beautiful family and especially blessed to have you, Joy.
From:
Mary Shaw
Springfield, IL
Comments:
So sorry to read about Clara. Another Angel in heaven; Rest in Peace dear one. You served God very well; My assurance of prayer for family and extended family. R. I. P. S. Mary Shaw, asc, D. Min